“I may not have been the greatest president, but I had the most fun eight years.” - Bill Clinton
A young, charismatic democrat took office, leading the country into a new era of Cool. The budget was balanced, new social programs were enacted and the United States enjoyed its longest period of peacetime economic expansion. Bill Clinton's presidency was a fun time to be an American, and Bill was a solid President as long as you can look past a couple glaring personal controversies, none of which really had anything to do with his political acumen.
The Lob City Clippers are one of the most electrifying teams in the NBA. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are the league's most fun alley-oop combination. Griffin is a fan favorite and stars in nearly as many commercials as Peyton Manning. Chauncey Billups returns this year and Lamar Odom brings a lot to the table as well. The forest is wonderful to look at, but some of the trees are troublesome.
Having a team with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin on it sure is exciting, but like a certain impeachment following an improper relationship with dear old Monica Lewinsky, one must not forget the questionable dealings that sent CP3 to the Staples Center in the first place. A fairly equitable trade of Paul to the Lakers was vetoed by none other than David J. Stern, and within the week, CP3 moved to LA's former redheaded stepchild franchise. Lob City was born.
Other non-political concerns about our sax-playing, NAFTA-signing, Welfare-reforming 42nd President include the Whitewater controversy and the essentially forgotten Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones maybe-affairs. Similarly, it seems NBA fans at large have forgotten that Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist slumlord and that Lamar Odom basically sulked his way through last season for the Mavericks before being cut, electing to keep a completely unearned $8 million. Neither of these things should affect how the Clips play this year, and just as Clinton left office with the highest approval rating ever despite being impeached, the Clippers are selling out road games and are among the league's most fun franchises. The future is bright for the "other" LA team, so long as Griffin's knees fare better than the tech bubble at the tail end of the Clinton years.
Rushed Pull-Up Jumpers
Pokemon who the team should adopt as its new mascot: Hitmonlee
Headline we'll be most sick of reading: “Will Blake Griffin Make 'The Leap'?”
Headline we're most looking forward to: “Lamar Odom Smacked in Face by Mark Cuban Following Road Loss to Mavericks”
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you enter the pearly gates?: “This place just got way cooler.”